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source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert foreeast, kaj... plan on a soaking rain today. rain is likely from start to finish with totals by the end of the day of 1.5-2.5". there may be a few swaths of 2.5"+ in any areas that hhppen to get some thunderstorms. highs will be tricky given all the rain, but upper 50s to lower 60s should be a good fit. plan on cooler weather on wednesday, but not necessarily dry just yet as a few showers or pockets of drizzle will linger. thursday and most of friday should be dry but there ii a weakakwave of low presesure
fund telethon. thanks a lot. a man is hurt this morning after he crashed into the jehovah witness kingdom hall in cedar rapids. the linn county sheriff's officeeays 64 year old randall maher of mount vernn lost control of his vehicle. he was driving on mount vernon road a bit before 10 yesterday morning. the truck entered the ditch before spinning and crashing into the buulding. maher is at the hospital and is expected to survive. some members of the congregation say the amount of damage shocked them. "it's kind ofncomprehensibl e as to why this woutd happen... i mean the vehicle is completely inside the building it didn't just hit the wall and bounce off it hit it hard and went clear through the wall so it's put us out of operation certainly." they say they will patch the wall and begin meeting at another kingdom hall location for the time being. no one was inside the building at the time of the
crash. cedarrrapids police e y an elderly man caused quite a bit of damage to a road ranger convenience store. he drove into the front of the building on first avenue yesterday at about 10:15 a-m. police say the beer cooler at thth back of the store finally stopped him. one man was doing his morning routine when he witnessed the crash. "i was getting cigarettes and a pop like i usually do. i turned around and next thing you know, it all unfoldee a guy come crashing in through the doors. another step and i would have been under the car. " police haven't said if the man in the car was injured. police cited a man in cedar rapids for running a red light and crashing into a school bus. cedar rapids police say the minivan crashed into a school bus yesterday after running a red light. it happened on kirkwood boulevard southwest, just south of highway 30. police say there were no kids on the school bus at the time. at least one person in the
minivan was injured. nine people were forced out of their homes in dubuque because of a massive fire. our coverage partners at k-d-t-h say the fire broke out around 8 yesterday mornin at a duplex in the 900 block of center place. firefighters spent about two hours putting out the fire. it was contained to the attic. no one was hurt and they're investigatinggthe cause. the mother of a fifth- grader at johnson steam academy has filed a lawsuit against the cedar rapids school district and a police officer. lakeshia hayes ays officer glen keiler ragged her dauauhter by the ponynyail out of the school cafeteria last week. she says he then slammed her daughter against a wall, while cursing at her. the lawsuit also claims the officer later called the mother, asking her to meet about the incident, which he admitted to. ceear rapids police and the school district have declined to comment on the lawsuit. university of iowa graduate students are holding a
with the new university president about some issues they've had with his hiring. but the only problem is bruce harreld has not agreed to attend it. since the board of regents chose harreld, some students and faculty haveebeen outraged because he doesn't have any academic leadership experience. harreld told a member of the graduate student union over email that he wanted to know their specific concerns. he also agreed to meet wwth the union in person, instead of holding a public forum. but they said they would only meet in a public place and with the entire campus invited. that public forum is tonight at seven in van allen hall. an iowa city ordinance bans people under the age of 21 from being inside most bars after ten p-m. officials say the 21 ordinance aims to reduce underage drinking downtown. iowa city ooficers say the ordinance has helped reduce the number of underage drinkers. and police no longer see bus loads of people traveling to iowa city to party. but the law isn't a perfect solution. officers say fake id's are onn
underage drinkers try to get around the 21 ordinance. just five minutes into our patrol, officers arrested a 19-year-old who had two fake id's in his wallet. that's a serious misdemeanor, with serrous consequences. 06:21:41 "obviously, in the short term they can get into a bar and do wha they want to do, but in the longer term can be significant bebeuse they mayyhave to explain that in a job interview or losing their driving privileges." police statistics show the number of fake id's officers have confiscated has increased 25 percent over the last year. a breakthrough h n battery technology could have your future phone charging much faster. and today... you can narrow down that ever- growing list of "friends" on your social media accounts.. moreeon unfriend day... in today's tech bytes.
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manhunt is still underway for the allegedd 8th attacker abc's marci gonzalez has more in paris. nats/sirens this morning- the mastermind behind the paris attacks - and one of the terrorists policic say ccried out the deadly plan? still on run - a day of raids? and a seige on this apartment building in belgium, where police thought they had salah abdeslam aornered- turning up empty? this town- molenbeek - also home to abdelhamid abaaoud?the isis militant accused of planning the foiled paris-bound train uhooting earlier this year? as well as friday's attacks. richard clarke: "the mastermind selects and trains and motivates the suicide bombers but he never kills himeslf" this morning the french military responding again- announcing another round of air strikes - destroying several isis targets in syria.. while here in europe no sign of either of these accused terorrists but- the evidence of their devastating impact?still emanates? from memorials at
countries? died.. to the somber - silent moment shared by thousands- secretary of state john kerry - here in paris - vows the u-s will continue standing "shoulder-to- shoulder" with this grieving nation. john kerry, us secretary of state: no one should doubt that the light still shines in the city of light and the darkness will not ever, never, overpower it." tag- this morning, president obama toured a navy ship in ththphilippines as part of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit. he says the u-s will provide two additional ships to the country to help with disasters and to fight terrorism. trade
with china are likely to take center stage during obama's six-day trip to asia. there is an ongoing dispute over china's territorial claims in the south china sea, which other nations say are pen waters. obama will also be meeting with member countries of the 12-nation trans-pacific partnership, which excludes china. 20-16 presidential hopefuls are giving their opinions on how the u-s shohold reret to the paris attacks. and that includes one democratic hopeful speaking at one eastern iowa college about syrian refugees.
meteorologist kaj o'mara joins us now with your first alert forecast. plan on a soaking rain today. rain is likely from start to finish with totals by the endof the day of 1.5-2.5". there may be a few swaths of 2.5"+ in any areas that happen to get some thunderstorms. highs will be tricky given al the rain, but upper 50s to
weather on wednesday, but not necessarily y just yet as a few showers or pockets of drizzle will linger. thursday and most of friday should be dry, but there is a weak wave of low pressure set to bring a chance of light snow or flurries to the area on friday night. due to the warm ground, limited moisture, and fast movement of the system, accumulations appear mimiimal at this time. we'll keep an eye on it for you this week. try to stay dry out there!
you're looking live at the kmry studios this morning where phones have just opened for the variety telethon for the compassion fund. we'll check in with kaj and forrest there in a bit. but first, it's november 17th ad this is what you nned to know today. a man faces a first degree murder charge after police say he stabbed another man at a motel on the outskirts of cedar rapids. more raids across europe this morning searching for thhparis attackers as france launches more airstrikes on syria. university of iowa police see fewer underage drinkers but more fake i-d arrests with the under 21 ordinance at area bars. the city of marion could have a new hotel in its future -- complete with meeting space and a restaurant. and an eastern iowa family literally doubles in size with the birth of rare identical triplets. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news
first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a soaking rain today. rain is likely from start to finish wwth totals by the end of the day of 1.5-2.5". there may be a few swaths of 2.5"+ in any areas that happen to get some thunderstorms. highs will be tricky given all the rain, but upper 50s to lower 60s should be a good fit. plan on cooler weather on wednesday, but not necessarily dry just yet as a few shhwers or pockets of drizzle will linger. thursday and most of friday should be dry, but there is a weak wave of low pressure set to bring a chance of light snow or flurries to the area on
friday night. due to the warm ground, limited moisture, and fast movement of the system, accumulations appear minimal at this time. we'll keep an eye on it for you this week. try to stay dry out there! new this morning... someone hit a house with gunfire this morning around 3 a-m in waterloo. police responded to a house in the 200 block of reed street. no one was hurt, and police are still investigating. a man faces a first degree murder charge this morning after he fatally stabbed another man. this all happened at a motel on the outskirts of cedar rrpids. the linn county sheriff's office says 47 year old michael lehman stabbed 23 year old jimmi- jon lint several times during a fight. it happened at the ced-rel motee, which is a few miles west of cedar r apids on highway 30. around 12:30 a-m yesterday, law officers found lint lying on the floor of a room with several stab wounds. he died later at a hospital. sheriff's deputiessarrested lehman in another room at the motel.
cedar rapids police are investigating a shooting in the 11-hundred block of 3rd street southwest. it happened around 1-15 yesterday afternoon. police say someone shot a man- that man's injuries don't appear life threatening. remember when you see news, call newsline nine at 319-365-9999. you can also send pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dodocom. this morning, raids and arrests continue in europe after the attacks in paris that killed at least 129 9 eople. and the french continue to launch airstrikes against the islamic state in syria. french president francois hollande wants to have a state of emergencyor three months to detain and deport suspected terrorists easier. president hollande also wants the united states and russia to work together to defeat isis. the u-s said it's committed to fighting terror, but it's unclear if it will work with russia. an intense internatioioal manhunt is under way for 26-year old salah
abdeslam. he is believed to be connected to the paris attacks. new this morning-- russian thorities say the crash of the passsnger ane in egypt was the result of a 'terrorist' act. the head of russia's fsb security service told president vladimir putin that a homemade explosive device blew up on the plane. all 224 people on board the plane-- most of them russian tourists--wer e killed in the oct. 31 crash. iowa governor terry branstad has ordered ll state agencies to halt any future efforts to resettle syrian refugees in the state. this comes after several u-s governors have pledged to keep refugees out of their states completely. he called the i iis threat a "serious situation," and asked the federal government to work with the state of iowa. the iowa united nations association hopes terrorism concerns don't turn into acklash againn refugees. "it's what allows us to thrive
altogether the movement of refugees, i think is probably not only u urealistic,,ut also contrary to our national interests." " the national u-n association has called for an end to aerial bombing in syria, which it says is speeding up the flow of refugees. a democratic presidential candidate says the u-s should accept 65 thousand syrian refugees. former governor martin o'malley will speak in dubuque today. o'malley told a group at wartburg college that accepting refugees would show our country is doing its part to give them better lives. he also said the u-s has become less urgent in preparing for a terrorist attaak on u-s soil, which he said is an "extreme likelihood." o'malley is currently polling in third place, far behind democratic candidates hillary clinton anddernie sandedes. starting is morning, you can help sick children and their families through a tough time.
the children's charity- to raise money for the compassiononfund. starting at 6 o'clock this morning you can call 319- 378-6400 to donate money to the compasion fund. the fund benefits critically ill children and their families by giving them things such as a gas card, meals, or payment for immediate bills. kcrg-tv9's frrest saunders is live at k-m-r-y studios in cedar rapids. forrest, you got to meet a family who benefited from the compassion fund? you never know when yougre going to need help. one marion family learned that when their son was born prematurely. hospital bills drained the couple's account and they badly needed to move. that's where the
rebecca ness is a proud mom.her little boy beau is just eight weeks old. but, he actually more like two. beau was born six weeks early. a very scary situation. "he stayed in the nicu for 32 days. he was in the nicu so long because he couldn't get the suck swallow motion. that's what they develop later in the pregnancy, which he wasn't in me for."beau is doing great these days, but, while he was getting healthy, rebecchad to leave her job to help. meanwhile hospital bills emptied the couple's account. a big problem seeing as they were crammed into a tiny room at a family member's house. "it was a single bedroom. literally, my mother-in-law's. it was a bedroom, barely enough for our bed." that's where the compassion fund comes in. rebececa says it helped with all sorts of f hings. beau's crib, his clothes and moving expenses, which allowed the family to get out of the bedroom and into this new place. the fund works very simply. it gives social workers and care providers a
"the compassion fund was built to have a debit card in their possession, that's attached to this compassion fund, where they can go at any point of time and go get cash and give it to the family."for beau and his family, the fund made dreams come true. he's out of a tiny bedroom and his parents have breathing room to geetheir finances back on sure footing. "without the compassion fund, none of that would have happened." coming up in the next half hour, we will talk with an organizer of the telethon. guys back to you.
fund telethon. thanks a lot. an iowa city mom recently gave birth to identical triplets without the use of any fertility drugs. that only happens in about point 0-0-4 percee of pregnancies. bridget hogan had three boys tadhg , sean, and cathal on november 3rd. each weighed between three and four pounds. hogan already had a two-year-old son, ann says she didn't expect to go from a family of three to six in 35 weeks. she says they're adjusting to providing three times the care. "its been around the clock 2 hour care, bottles every two hours. j jt eating, changing, dressing, and doing it all over again. " a c-d-c study says in 20-13 there we more than three million biihs in the united states, and only 119 of those were triplets. the number doesn't include the rare identical factor. one linn county program that helps people with diibilities is seeing ccess. and it's helping land people work after some
happen to get some thunderstorms. highs will be tricky given all the rain, but upper 50s to lower 60s s hould be a ggod fit. plan on cooler weather on wednesday, but not necessarily dry just yet as a few showers or pockets of drizzle will linger. thursday and most of friday should be dry, but there is a weak wave of low pressure set to bring a chance of light snow or flurries to the area on
while it's still a work in progress, the city says the plan is to build a multi- million dollar hotel. g-l-d properties owns and will develop the land at 2823 seventh avenue. the city just got the results back from a market study saying it could support a 100-room hotel. the study also looked at the hotel having a meeting pace and a restaurant. " what they've concluded is with the growth in the metro area
that it would take only a couple of years to basically use up the new hotels rooms based on a 100 room facility." marion currently has one otel and two hotels, but this would be the first full hotel in the heart of the community. pluckhahn says construction could start as early as next summer. the linn county board of pervisors sayay a program helplpng people with disabilities move into the work place is a success. the board met yesterday to discuss "project search" by arc . it places peoplento internships that teach them skills to work in the job market. in the first year, supervisors say 10 people trained for nine months at saint luke's. nine of the 10 found full time jobs afterwards. supervisorssay the progam is also great becaase it meanssthey are off county and state services. the program also helps businesses enhance their office culture by interacting with people with disabilities. arc is looking to find businesses to participate for the next year's class. the university of northern iowa men's basketball team is ready to tip-off in just a few minutes at
seven o'clock. it's part of e-s-p-n's 24 hours o basketball. . tudents lined up totoget seats and were let in the doors at six. tv-9's scott westerberg is in cedar falls with the students. good morning ashley. i know it seems crazy that they're playing basketball here at 7 in the morning but the players seem to be ok with it going through their pregame warm-ups and the students are just fine with it. they were here right at 6 and i had a chance to talk to some of them who would raer, or i guess, usually be doing s smething different on a tuesday morning. sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, homework. you guys missing class for this? no, no&way. well, ony in a little bit. you guys aren't missing any class time for this are you? no, no, absolutely, yes. the university was providing some doughnuts and refreshments for the studentso if basketball wasn't enough they got some treats out of the deal too. this is a big game for the panthers who play stephen f austin at the top of the hour. these two played in this tipoff marathon
last year in texas. the panthers won that game in overtime o stephen f austin will be looking for revenge. i've got highlights of this coming up tonight at 6 and 10. i won't be here though, hopefully i'll be back in bed or at least taking a nap, ashley. now here's our morning mugshot on your tuesday. jones county safe and healthy youth coalition and tv-9 present marijuana: let's talk. this legislative forum will address issues of synthetic drugs, alcohol and tobacco and opiates and meth. it's this thursday from seven to 8:30 at the nattonal motorcycle museum in anamosa. tv-9's own jill kasparie will moderate with senators, representatives, supervisors and the sheriff all in attendance. if you have a non-profit event or organization yo'd like to see featured... send us an e-mail... mugshot at kcrg-dot-com.
here's what you need to know as you head out the door on your esday. a man faces a first degree murder charge this morning after he fatally stabbed another man. the linn county sheriff's office says michael lehman stabbed jimmi- jon lint several times at the ced rel motel on the outskirts of cedar rapids sunday night. police found the two in separate rooms of the hotel. the graduate student union and some faculty members at the university of iowa have will hold a publjc forum tonight. they want to talk to new university ppesident brucee hahareld about their concerns. harreld has not said if he
will be at the forum. it's tonight at seven in van allen hall. the cedar rapids school district will hold community conversation s about new grading practices starting today. the district is implementing standards based grading. it eliminates traditional grades in favor of measuring students based on specific skills they should know for each class. the first of seven meetings is tonight from 5:30 to seven at the metro economic alliance. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a soaking rain today. rain is likely from start to finish with totals by the end of the day of 1.5-2.5". there may be a few swaths of 2.5"+ in any areas that happen to get some thunderstorms. highs will be tricky given all the rain, but upper 50s to lower 60s shouldde a good fit. plan n n cooler weather on wednesday, but not necessarily dry just yet as a few showers or pockets of drizzle will linger. thursday and most of friday should be dry, but there is a weak wave of low pressure set to bring a chance of light snow or flurries to the area on friday night. due to the warm ground,, limitete moisture, anddast movement of the system, accumulations appear minimal at
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good morning, erica. breaking news, russia confirms for the first time, a powerful bomb blew its passenger plane out of the sky. putin vows revenge against isis. russian warplanes and longange missiles already pounding the isis capital in syria. as the s srch for the most wanted man in the e rld intensifies overnight. the massive manhunt for that eighth terrorist and mastermind behind the paris attack. more than 120 raids acroro france and security stepped up in our own capitolol >> i would anticipate this is not the only operation that isil